OLM School Helps Monarch Butterflies

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Students at Our Lady of Malibu School plant milkweed seedlings to help increase the Monarch butterfly population.

Our Lady of Malibu School students have created a place for Monarch butterflies to lay their eggs in Malibu. Kindergarteners and second- grade students dug holes and planted 50 milkweed plants within the classroom gardens on Friday.

A representative from the Malibu Monarch Project, who brought the milkweed seedlings for planting, explained how the Monarch’s habitat is shrinking. Milkweed is the only plant on which Monarchs will lay eggs and due to development in California, there is a loss of milkweed throughout the state.